CONGRESS VENUES

CONGRESS ORGANIZING SECRETARIAT

International Congress Management
OIC srl

Viale G. Matteotti, 7
50121 Florence, Italy
Tel. +39 055 50351
Fax +39 055 5001912
infoiaaer2014@oic.it

The Registration desk at the congress will be open with the following time schedule:

Thursday, 13 November 2014
12.00-19.00
at Palazzo Vecchio
Friday, 14 November 2014
8.00-18.00
at Social Sciences Campus
Saturday, 15 November 2014
8.00-13.00
at Social Sciences Campus



CITY OF FLORENCE

Florence is one of the most beloved cities in the world, an open sky museum famous worldwide. In the fifteenth-century Florence, a self-governed, independent city-state with a population of 60.000, became with its writers, painters, architects, and philosophers the cradle of Renaissance culture; Renaissance shifted mankind into the centre of the known cosmos ad man became its measure. With such relevant philosophical and scientific inheritance, with its beautiful Mediterranean climate, good and healthy food, and great shopping Florence it is the ideal place for the IAAER Congress.

Easy access

By Air By Air

There are frequent direct flights to all the most important European cities as well as convenient intercontinental connections.
Florence Airport "Amerigo Vespucci" is only 5 km from the city centre. Bus and taxi transportation is available between the airport and city centre.
The Pisa Airport "Galileo Galilei" (80 km far from city centre) is served by several international airlines and is connected to Florence by a shuttle train operating every hour. The trip takes approximately 1 hour.

By Train By Train

The new high speed trains conveniently and comfortably connect the central station "Santa Maria Novella" to Paris, Munich, Geneva, Amsterdam, Vienna, Barcelona, Zurich, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, etc. Eurostar trains connect Florence with Milan (2 hrs approximately) and Rome (1 hr and 30 min approximately). The main railway station in Florence is S. Maria Novella which is very near to the congress venue.

By Car By Car

Florence is centrally situated along the major north-south motorway.

TRANSPORTATION TO PALAZZO VECCHIO (November 13)

Palazzo Vecchio is right in the centre of Florence in a pedestrian area.

From the airport

A bus connection (Volainbus) is operating from the airport to the city centre (main station) every 20-25 minutes.

From the main train station

From the main train station you can reach Palazzo Vecchio in 10 minutes walking.

TRANSPORTATION TO THE University of Florence – Social Sciences Campus (November 14 and 15)

By Bus:

Florence has a comprehensive network of local bus routes. Bus tickets can be purchased at most coffee bars and kiosks. Fare is € 1,20 (November 2013) multiple trips, valid up to 70 minutes.
From the city centre: bus stops SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE (near the Duomo), STAZIONE P.ZA DELL’UNITA’, STAZIONE SCALETTE (Main Railway Station) you can take Bus 22 and get down at bus stop: RAGGHIANTI.
In alternative from the Main Railway Station in the city centre (bus stop: STAZIONE PENSILINA) you can take Bus 23 and get down at bus stop: TERZOLLE.

By Taxi:

Taxis in Florence can be called by phone (Tel. 055 4242 or 4390) or found at the official taxi stands. You cannot stop a taxi on the road.

Car parking:

There are several paying parking areas around the Social Sciences Campus.

BADGE

Each participant will receive a name badge upon check-in at the registration desk. The badge will be the official congress pass and should be worn at all time in order to gain entry into the meeting rooms.

CATERING FACILITIES

Coffee breaks on November 14 and 15 and a light lunch on November 14 are included in the registration fee. Bars serving coffees and snacks at individual payment are also available in the congress area.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

Regularly registered participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

CONGRESS DINNER

It will be organized on November 14 in an outstanding location in the centre of Florence.

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Sponsors, software companies and publishers are invited to display their products at the exhibition which will be organised in connection with the Congress. For more information please contact the Organizing Secretariat OIC srl (infoiaaer2014@oic.it).

INSURANCE

The Congress Organizers do not assume any liability for personal injuries sustained or loss of, or damage to, property belonging to congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during or as result of the congress. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

LETTERS OF INVITATION AND VISA REQUIREMENTS

Participants are invited to check with their local travel agency regarding any visa requirements to enter Italy. Application for letters of invitation will be accepted by the Organizing Secretariat OIC before 31 July, 2014. These documents cannot grant any financial support by the organizers.

LANGUAGE

The official language of the IAAER2014 Congress is English. No simultaneous translation is foreseen.

WEATHER

The weather in Florence in early November is generally cold and showers can occur. The average temperature is around 15 °C. We recommend not to forget a raincoat or umbrella for occasional showers.

USEFUL LINKS

Committees

Call for Papers

Gold Sponsors ACCA Deloitte Geox

Silver Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the support of CIMA’s General Charitable Trust
CIMA ICAEW KPMG OdEC

Bronze Sponsors ODCEC Firenze FDCEC Firenze Kwansei Gakuin University